Corridor of Famer boxer and legendary middleweight champion of the world Marvelous Marvin Hagler has reportedly died. The stunning announcement got here Saturday afternoon.
Hagler was 66.
“I’m sorry to make a really unhappy announcement,” his spouse Kay G. Hagler seems to have written on Hagler’s official Fb fan web page. “At this time sadly my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin handed away unexpectedly at his residence right here in New Hampshire. Our household requests that you simply respect our privateness throughout this tough time.”
Hagler made 12 profitable defenses of his middleweight crown from 1980-1987. His knockout proportion, 78 %, is the very best of all middleweight champions. Hagler’s battle with Tommy Hearns is taken into account one of many best fights in boxing historical past. Bleeding and damage within the first spherical, Hagler (62-3-2, 52 KOs) knocked out Hearns in spherical three. Throughout his profession, Hagler gained 38 fights in succession.
The good champion retired quickly after dropping a disputed determination to Sugar Ray Leonard. Many mentioned he’d return to the ring, however he by no means did.
Mentioned Prime Rank chairman Bob Arum, “Marvelous Marvin Hagler was among the many best athletes that Prime Rank ever promoted. He was a person of honor and a person of his phrase, and he carried out within the ring with unparalleled willpower. He was a real athlete and a real man. I’ll miss him drastically.”
Maxboxing sends condolences to the Hagler household.